“Everyone falls on hard times throughout their life. We’re no different,” he said. “Competition is very stiff in our area…the Dayton/Cincinnati market is one of the most competitive markets in the whole United States, especially for independents. We just are fighting for every little piece that we have.”
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The grocery store is 15 miles from the Darke County seat in Greenville. It’s the only full-service grocery store in the town, but Urlage said many people drive into Englewood, Dayton or Troy to work and shop at big box stores on their way home.
There is also a Dollar General in the community.
“Being smaller, we’re more flexible. We’re able to adapt quicker. We know our customers; we know their face; we know their name; we know their kids,” Urlage said.
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